AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia

E. Uchida, O. Cunin, I. Shimoda, Y. Takubo, T. Nakagawa

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Abstract

In the Angkor monuments of Cambodia, pieces of wood remain (as head frames of doorways, crossbeams, ceiling boards, etc.) in the following 8 monuments: Bakong, Lolei, Baksei Chamkrong, North Khleang, Angkor Wat, Banteay Kdei, Bayon, and Gates of Angkor Thom. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating carried out on 15 wood samples collected from the above 8 monuments revealed that most of the wood samples are original, except for the head frame of a doorway in Baksei Chamkrong, the ceiling boards in the northwest tower, and a crossbeam with pivot hole in the southwest tower of the Inner Gallery of Angkor Wat. The 14C age for the head frame of a doorway in the inner wall under the central tower of North Khleang supports the hypothesis that the inner walls are additions from a later period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-445
Number of pages9
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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